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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Electrician needed

Posted 1 month ago

Electrician needed to do the following jobs: - Install range hood - Install 2 x extractor fans in bathrooms - Wire up sleep out 1x plug inside, outside plug and light, requires some light ground work to lay cable. - Replace / upgrade old switchboard - Install RCD - Install energy check meter - Install outside caravan plug - Install heat pump Sorry, I don't have any photos, as it is quite a broad job. I can take if needed. Or, can meet at the property.

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3 Whitney Lane

Posted 1 year ago

Fit off new 3 bedroom house

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Electrics

Posted 8 months ago

Need to re-wire the whole house - Electrics

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Power point in loft and a double outlet in the kitchen

Posted 1 year ago

Need power supply for the loft to fit Uno vents and a have a double power plug fitted into my kitchen

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Egypt Electrical Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I would like to get power connected into our garage.

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I am looking for a licensed electrician to install (IXL 150mm Ventair Easy Duct ) one in my kitchen and one in the bathroom. The attic is easily accessible with a ladder. Before accepting any tradies I would like to know how much it cost approx to plan my budget. \\\

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New mains power cable

Posted 5 months ago

Hi I need a quote to install a 3 phase cable and a meter box. its 125meters from the power pillar on the road to the side of the building. Im only planning to liven one phase to start with. the trench for the power has been dug already, i would like to get this job done asap, ideally within the next few weeks. any quotes would be appreciated, thanks in advance

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Time clock switching

Posted 11 months ago

Looking to install a time switch to ensure the hot water cylinder is off at peak times. This should be capable of 2 on/off cycles every 24 hours weekdays only (permanently on at weekends). The intent is to use only overnight off-peak electricity during the week with the ability to also use low-rate electricity during the day if required. I expect the time clock switch to be installed in the hotwater cylinder cupboard

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Fibre Cable Check

Posted 11 months ago

Test a fibre cable link between two buildings.

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Oven repairs

Posted 1 year ago

I need new elements and an oven element, before Xmas preferred, oven type is atlas Neptune,

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Wiring up of new cabin 4.7 m x 2.4 m

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there we need someone to please come wire up our new Bach with roughly 3 PowerPoints and 1 light switch with antenna / aerial plug and circuit board. . Our builder has made holes in the frame for where wires will go and placed black switch frames for exactly where we require all switches. Thanks

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Downlight replacement options

Posted 1 year ago

We have just moved into a new home that was built in the late 90s. Downlights are used throughout and are the ventilated style used with incandescent bulbs. We would like to look at replacing them all with non-ventilated style for use with LEDs. We are looking to have insulation laid over them in the future. We are looking for recommendations on what fittings to use, followed by installation.

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Change pull switch lights in 2 rooms

Posted 10 months ago

Old house with 2x pull switch lights wanting to change to wall switches. Won’t know where wiring needs to go back to till you have a look in the roof but switchboard was changed in last few years and other rooms around it have wall switches. We have a roll of electrical wiring if needed. I have rung around so many places for the last 2 months and several people have come and look and then just been too busy to come back. Really wanted it done ASAP so if anyone has a free afternoon please h...

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Rewire house

Posted 1 year ago

Rewire house, modernise light fittings, ample roof space no crouching, need done before I insulate ceiling

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Outside power points

Posted 9 months ago

For our spa pool and our deck we need outside power points, at least 3 points. Further we need additional inhouse power points. You must be a certified electrician due to house insurance requirements. Further we need electricity provided to our horse stable including light and power point. Further we need fixing of our smart TV mot receiving a signal although connected to the satellite dish. We may need an UHV antenna.

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TV aerial for bedroom

Posted 1 year ago

Kia ora, my mum needs an aerial connection to her bedroom. There is an existing TV connection to sky and TV in lounge.

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3 Whitney

Posted 1 year ago

Fit off new house ...............

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Workshop Light Replacement

Posted 6 months ago

Hi, I want to replace the existing 3 lights in my workshop with 4 batten lights. I will supply the light fittings. You will do the rest. And while you are here, I also want to have an additional double plug installed in our bedroom. You will have to supply the double plug and work the magic. Access from under the house is easy (You can stand upright under the house!) I will also need a certificate at the end of the job. Regards Stefan

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Workshop and SleepOut

Posted 3 months ago

Plug in sleepout not working (is it even connected?). to be fixed? Install additional light in workshop Inspect wiring in sleepout and workshop to ensutre its safe Issue a wiring certificate for the workshop and sleepout

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Hot water cylinder replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Replacement of hot water cylinder from low pressure to main pressure 180 liters.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wiring up of new cabin 4.7 m x 2.4 m

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Workshop Light Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Time clock switching

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install two bathroom lights + extractors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Workshop and SleepOut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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DATT plumbing and heating

Joined March 2014

Hi, DATT P&H are a family run business, which has 25 years experience in all aspects of the trade,gaining the highest qualifications possible here and overseas.We have now acquired our waterproofing registration, and have all trades close at hand, so all our jobs can be project managed to time and cost. We are proud to say that our quotes are very competitive.

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Integrated Electrical & Solar

Joined April 2021

We pride ourselves on our integrated service, from solar energy to heat pumps, commercial and residential electrical installations and maintenance, we do it all.

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Williamson Electrical Kerikeri

Joined May 2021

Hello, we are an experienced team of electricians servicing the Far North and Bay of Islands. We specialize in renovations, new builds and mains lays but also cover telecommunications and data, solar power and heat pump installation. We pride ourselves on excellent service, workmanship and commitment to our clients. If you need an electrician, give us a call today

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Revolve Electrical Solutions Limited

Joined September 2020

Hi, we are a small local business based in Northland. At Revolve Electrical Solutions we provide the highest standard of electrical safety for domestic, commercial and residential installations and we’re proud of the quality of our work. Revolve Electrical Solutions can provide quality work for new installations, renovations, maintenance, TV/data, phone and heatpump installations.

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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Helena Bay Electrical

Joined November 2017

Helena Bay Electrical focuses on excellent all-round customer service – making sure your projects get completed on time & to the highest standard. Your one-stop-shop for home improvements! Maintenance - Alterations - New Builds, as well as Solar Installations (grid-connected and off-grid solutions). Servicing the Whangarei area up to the Bay of Islands, especially Rural & coastal areas throughou...

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Leighton electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we are a small team of a tradesman and an apprentice electrician. We are registered electricians as well as an electrical inspector. We are a member of Master Electricans NZ. We are also a member of ecosmart electricians Nz. We specialise in domestic and commercial. We can tackle any job from Rewires, solar, Autogates, heat pumps, CCTV, alarms switchboards, data and much more. We pride our co...

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Navanet

Joined July 2021

Hi, If you need general handyman around your house, we are happy to help around Dargaville area. Services: - Lawnmoving (Rideon, Push, Trimer) - Build up flat packed furnitures - Fit bookshelves - General painting jobs - Fixing decks, stairs - Basic electrical jobs what not requiring electrical license. - Many others, please ask

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Howard Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hello there! Having been a NZ Registered Electrican for the last 25 Years I am familiar with all facets of electrical work; commercial, domestic & industrial. For now I just specialise in the housing sector; additions/alterations, old/new work, relocates' rewires and main cabling/trenching etc plus if need be solar installs. I like to be accurate, conservative and realistic for whatever the dema...

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JZee Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2016

www. ... .nz We provide a full range of electrical and heating/cooling services delivered by qualified electricians We are well experienced with more than fifteen years electrical and six years heating/ventilation experience and are fully qualified in both electrical and heating/ventilation installations. No job is too large or too small to attend to. We are focused on customer satisfact...

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CMC Electrical

Joined February 2013

Registered electrician Reliable, fast and efficient as well as cost effective. Specialise in residential electrical work. Cover all areas of electrical requirements Work out of Whangarei and from Ruakaka through to Bay of Islands. Look forward to hearing from you no matter what size of job

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Frontier Electrical

Joined January 2020

Hi Frontier electrical is your go to electricians that think outside the box. We go out of our way to come up with leading edge solutions to suit your needs. We do everything from small service jobs, renovations, new builds, security, CCTV, audio visual and home automation. We pride ourselves on our professional work, meeting deadlines and being the cleanest electricians you will ever...

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Hilhorst Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hilhorst Electrical Ltd is a small, family-run Electrical Company based on the North Shore operated by Registered Electrician Jordan Hilhorst. Our primary objective is to offer an Electrical Service to our customers that is safe, reliable and affordable with customer satisfaction a number one priority. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, reliability, affordability and communication. With...

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Electrical Energy Solutions

Joined June 2021

Electrical Energy Solutions Limited About us: We are profession­al, Qualified Heat Pump Installer and Registered electricia­ns.  We provide high standards of workmanship and quality with guarantee. We provide free consultation and quotation. My Electrical services include: * Residential & Commercial services * Alterations and additional * Fault Finding and Repairs * Camera & Alarm...

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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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Davis Electrical & Solar

Joined March 2017

Davis Electrical & Solar are your friendly local Electricians with great knowledge and experience in all electrical installations, we are reliable and motivated and believes our knowledge will save you time and money. We deliver a high standard of workmanship backed by our $20,000 Master Electricians guarantee and have great people skills. We take pride in our work for the best job every time.k...

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Appliance Tech Limited

Joined June 2017

Hi I've been repairing whiteware appliance from 8 years with experience in all the brands, I have Over 2000 parts in stock, cheaps callout fee and repairs in whangarei. Give us a call today.

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Pulse electrical & communication services ltd

Joined August 2017

Welcome to Pulse Electrical, we are professional electrical contractors with over 10 years experience in providing a comprehensive range of electrical services in and around the Auckland area. The key to our success is our commitment to every individual, family, and company that uses our services, whether it’s planning, procurement, design, review, implementation, or maintenance, we have the exper...

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Healthy Home Compliance & Assessments

Joined January 2021

We are a small collective group of certified tradespeople that specialise in providing fast, accurate advice when it comes to ensuring your property is compliant with the current Healthy Home Standards. Our Assessments are detailed and all work & advice given is independently audited. We pride ourselves on communication, an eye for detail and thinking out side the box when it comes to finding so...

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Franklin Electrical ltd

Joined May 2016

Ashton has over 13 years experience in residential, commercial, industrial, security, solar, air conditioning and underground services. Specialising in residential new housing, renovation and servicing, He takes pride in his work and complete jobs either on time or early.

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